“Home sweet home” is often heard when we come home. It’s a place where we belong. It’s an automatic acceptance of our minds, cells and soul. We know this subconsciously. Notice the extreme relief we get when we step through the front door. It’s a safe place to relax, recover and let it all hang out. This is the place no matter where we travel in our lives is where we belong.
Home Is Where The Heart Is
A happy home is the ideal. Everything is in harmony and we are always glad to come home. Mum says please come home and you do. Even these days, of the singles lifestyle, a home may just be a simple little room that makes one feel so happy. Independence for a teenager for example is sometimes utopia before he or she finds the need to call home to beg for funds.
Of course we’ve all heard about a house is not a home if the conditions are not right. Imagine a family member who has had a very tough time in the house where mum and dad had been complaining and blaming him or her for things done or undone, fault or not. This is a very unhappy person and to this teen that house of his or her birth is no longer a home. In fact, just like a couple at severe odds and close to departing from each other, that is very much a hell house. Nothing there is happy.
But there is always something special about the way a home makes us feel that we want to come home. Even the bad times we’ve had can become great times if all is made fine and we get along with the family again. It’s a place that we had fond memories and an attachment to. It’s no wonder then that most people given a choice would say “Yes, I want a home of my own.”
A Place Where We Belong
Homing pigeons have a great homing instinct. Birds migrate many thousands of kilometres from breeding grounds to their over-wintering lands. Buffalo, wilder-beast, elk, or salmon and many others migrate great distances. It’s like going to a place that they belong. This is home. Even people have that internal drive that seems driven by their very DNA. In China during the Chinese New Year season every year, it’s the country of the greatest human migration in history. Working people or even those who have migrated outside of their birth country travel thousands of mile to be with their mums and dads. This is the place where they were born. They’re coming home.
Throughout history, people have migrated from their homelands in search of greener pastures or peace. They are often looking for a peaceful land where they call home. In fact, many have done so and called their new settlements home. This is where their heart is set and where they lay their feet. These settlements are often by choice as they want to create a new life and make new foundations for their future generations. That is an energy that can continue for many generations later in prosperity.
A place where we belong is so important that people will live and die for that privilege. Even if conditions are at their worst, they will battle on to correct the wrongs until they can make their own heaven on earth. A home is really where the heart is considering what a home means to each and every one of us we call people.